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inorganic

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adjective in·or·gan·ic \ˌin-(ˌ)ȯr-ˈga-nik\

Simple Definition of inorganic

  • : made from or containing material that does not come from plants or animals

Full Definition of inorganic

  1. 1 a (1) :  being or composed of matter other than plant or animal :  mineral (2) :  forming or belonging to the inanimate world b :  of, relating to, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with substances not usually classed as organic

  2. 2 :  not arising from natural growth :  artificial; also :  lacking structure, character, or vitality <dull inorganic things, without individuality or prestige — John Buchan>

in·or·gan·i·cal·ly play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of inorganic

  1. producing energy from inorganic materials



1729

First Known Use of inorganic

1729


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inorganic

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adjective in·or·gan·ic \ˌin-ˌȯr-ˈgan-ik\

Medical Definition of inorganic

  1. 1a:  being or composed of matter other than plant or animal <an inorganic heart>b:  forming or belonging to the inanimate world

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with substances not usually classified as organic

  3. in·or·gan·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb





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